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Red Cross Calls For Blood and Platelet Donations

By   /  February 1, 2014  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations. Since the beginning of January, winter storms and freezing temperatures have resulted in more than 600 Red Cross blood drive cancellations and nearly [...]

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U.S. Migration of Monarch Butterflies Shrinks Again Under Inhospitable Conditions

By   /  February 1, 2014  /  News, Uncategorized  /   Comments

A Monarch butterfly in Mexico. The number of surviving butterflies has varied from year to year, sometimes wildly, but the decrease in the size of the migration in the last decade has been steep and generally steady. Marco Ugarte/Associated Press

Tweet By MICHAEL WINES Faltering under extreme weather and vanishing habitats, the yearly winter migration of monarch butterflies to a handful of forested Mexican mountains dwindled precipitously in December, continuing what scientists said was an increasingly alarming decline. The migrating population has become so small — perhaps 35 million, experts guess — that the prospects [...]

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fred’s Pharmacy Takes Aim at South’s Number One Killer With Free Screenings, Donation to American Heart Association

By   /  February 1, 2014  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal MEMPHIS, TN. – To help make the vital message of February’s American Heart Month top of mind, fred’s Pharmacy will provide free blood pressure screenings to thousands of Americans and has established a goal of donating up to $50,000 to the American Heart Association. fred’s Pharmacy will offer free blood [...]

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By   /  February 1, 2014  /  Community  /   Comments

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Chehaw Celebrates Groundhog Day

By   /  February 1, 2014  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Official Chehaw prognosticator, Asante the meerkat, will serve as a substitute for the job’s customary species this Groundhog Day. Sunday, Feb. 2, the meerkats will be let into their exhibit at 10 a.m. to see if they can find their shadows. If Asante reaches his sentry point without seeing his [...]

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LP Georgia Chairman Doug Craig Issues Statement on Winter Storm and Response

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal This week has been a tough one for many in Georgia. Tuesday saw snow and ice cover most of metropolitan Atlanta, closing businesses, schools, and roads across the region. While the emergencies and inconveniences are tragic and preventable, this storm and the response showed us that we should not depend [...]

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Isakson Praises Senate Passage of His Bill to Protect Homeowners from Flood Insurance Rate Spike

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today praised the Senate passage of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which would protect millions of homeowners from being hit by huge flood insurance premium rate hikes. The legislation would also require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to complete an affordability [...]

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Storm Departed; Impacts & Bitter Cold Remain Throughout Metro & Much of State

By   /  January 29, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta – The winter storm that devastated traffic in Metropolitan Atlanta Tuesday and presented dangerous driving conditions across nearly two-thirds of Georgia has moved into the Carolinas and the Atlantic Ocean.  But it wreaked havoc on Metropolitan Atlanta traffic; an impact that continues to be felt this morning.  Clean-up efforts [...]

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Ice Reported on Baker, Decatur, Dougherty and Wilcox County Bridges

By   /  January 29, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Staff Reports TIFTON – The Georgia Department of Transportation has received reports of ice on Decatur, Dougherty and Wilcox County bridges. The locations are: Baker County ·      State Route 37 at the Flint River Crisp County ·      State Route 300 at I-75 ·      SR 33 Connector at I-75 ·      SR 30 at Lake Blackshear [...]

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GEORGIA DOT WINTER WEATHER EVENT CONTACTS

By   /  January 28, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal The Georgia Department of Transportation is prepared for possible winter weather conditions Tuesday and Wednesday. The Department has ample personnel and resources located throughout the state and will pre-treat and treat roads throughout as conditions warrant. In addition, manpower, equipment, salt, gravel and brine can be relocated from lesser impacted [...]

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